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Posted by Admin on August 12, 2008
UPDATE: After days of fighting, and after Russia advanced into Georgia proper from two different regions, Russian President Medvedev has called for a halt to the fighting. Meanwhile, fighting continues, and Russia has promised to eliminate any remaining Georgian Troops in South Ossetia.
[More commentary later as I catch up… For now just this thought – I don’t trust Russia as far as a cease-fire goes. They have their eyes on that pipeline, and they aren’t just going to let it go…]
Here is an excerpt from the latest article in the International Herald Tribune:
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
MOSCOW: President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia announced Tuesday that he had ordered a halt to his country’s military operation in Georgia, although he did not say that troops were pulling out and he insisted that Russian forces were still authorized to fire on enemies in South Ossetia.
The president said Russia had achieved its military goals during five days of intense fighting, which has seen Russian troops advance into Georgian territory and which brought strong denunciations from President George W. Bush and other Western leaders.
In a meeting with Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov shown on Russian television, Medvedev said: “The goal of the operation has been achieved. The security of our peacekeepers and civilians has been ensured.” But he also told Serdyukov to “eliminate” any enemy remaining in South Ossetia.
“Whenever hotbeds of resistance and other aggressive plans emerge, make the decision and eliminate them,” he said.
The fighting appeared to continue in Georgia on Tuesday with reports of sporadic bombing and some Russian troops digging in around Georgian cities and it was uncertain whether Medvedev’s statement would lead to an end to hostilities.
Medvedev took the lead role in announcing the halt to the operations in contrast to previous days when the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, was the dominant public figure in the crisis, even flying to the Georgian border to direct operations.
When asked about the cease-fire, Anatoly Nogovitsyn, a senior defense official, said military actions could continue.
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Posted by Admin on July 10, 2008
Alert parties with good eyes have identified two areas of an official photo released by Iran of their missile test, that appear to have been duplicated. The photo appears to have been altered. Please see the link below at Little Green Footballs for more information.
An Official Photo Released by the Iranian Government of
Missile Test May Have Been Photoshopped
Some readers may remember how common this ‘technique’ was during the Israel/Lebanon war a while back… During that time newspaper editors ran photos that were either staged, and/or photoshopped. There were a large numbers of these photos that came out during the war leaving one to theorize that perhaps the stringers the major news syndicates were receiving information and photos from were not ‘uninvolved’ parties. It seemed more like outright propaganda, IMHO…
Posted in Ahmadinejad, Counterterrorism, Foreign Policy, Homeland Security, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Military, Nuclear Arms, Nuclear Test, Politics, Terrorism, Threats Watch, United Nations, War on Terrorism, WMDs, World News | Tagged: Ahmadinejad, Missile, MissileTest | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Admin on June 9, 2007
AL-QAEDA DECLARES JIHAD AGAINST INDIA
The Associated Press is reporting the following:
Al-Qaida declares holy war on India
By Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press Writer | The Boston Globe | June 9, 2007
SRINAGAR, India –A group claiming to represent the al-Qaida terror network declared a holy war on India over its partial control of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, Indian officials said Saturday.
A statement and video was sent Friday to the Current News Service, in Srinagar, the main city of India’s Jammu-Kashmir state, in which a masked man standing next to an automatic weapon read the declaration.
“We declare righteous holy war against India on behalf of God the great in which Jammu and Kashmir will be the launch pad for holy war in India,” said the statement signed by Abu Abdul Rehman al-Ansari, purportedly the chief of al-Qaida Fil Hind or al-Qaida in India.
Al-Qaida Fil Hand had not communicated anything since July of last year when they announced their establishment. The statement released is said to be 5-pages long and is being investigated by police who will also attempt to establish its veracity. The Director General of Police Gopal Sharma is advising people not to panic. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Admin on October 15, 2006
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KOREAN NUCLEAR THREAT:
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Posted by Admin on October 13, 2006
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October 11, 2006
POISONING OF IRAQI POLICEMEN:
NORTH KOREA’S NUKE TEST:
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